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Clinton in Chicago Today




    If Monday's mayoral forum made you think candidate Rahm Emanuel needs a little help, some high-caliber assistance is on the way.

    Former President Bill Clinton, whom Emanuel once served as senior adviser, is due in Chicago today. He will campaign for Emanuel at a rally at 11 a.m. at the Cultural Center, at 77 E. Randolph St., and at a fundraiser later in the day.

    Clinton's appearance was considered controversial to other candidates, including U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, who called him an outsider.

    But Clinton isn't the only big name in Emanuel's corner. Emanuel announced Tuesday that he's inviting Saturday Night Live's Andy Samburg (who plays Rahm on TV) to campaign for him.

    Samberg will headline a $50 a ticket fund-raiser this Friday for Emanuel at the Paris Club, 59 West Hubbard Street, in Chicago.